I'm working on a novel about an elderly lady who has Charles Bonnet syndrome
. She is having visual hallucinations, which are associated with macular degeneration.
Her condition has also triggered Charles Bonnet Syndrome
where the brain tries to replace the images it thinks are missing.
The first of two volumes on the topic, this volume brings together 13 articles on neuropsychiatric syndromes that lie between the fields of neurology and psychiatry, such as minor hemisphere syndromes; body representation disorders; misoplegia; pali and echo phenomena; pathological yawning, laughing, and crying; catastrophe reaction and emotionalism; non-drug addictive and obsessive-compulsive symptoms after focal brain lesions; hypersexuality in neurological disorders; the KlEver-Bucy syndrome; Diogenes syndrome; segmental craniocervical dystonia; REM sleep behavior disorder; and Charles Bonnet syndrome
and other hallucinatory phenomena.
Causes include psychosis, drugs, delirium, Charles Bonnet syndrome
, compressive tumors, migraines, and hypnagogic phenomena .
It's a condition known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome
According to (http://www.livescience.com/46477-oddest-hallucinations.html) Live Science , Charles Bonnet syndrome
gives people "vivid, complex visual hallucinations," commonly faces, cartoons and patterns.
Visual hallucinations are also present in Charles Bonnet Syndrome
, which is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent visual hallucinations usually following visual loss .
Kester, "Charles bonnet syndrome
: case presentation and literature review," Optometry, vol.
This concerns me as I suffer from Charles Bonnet syndrome
and truncal ataxia.
In addition, MES is suggested to be a variant of Charles Bonnet syndrome
(visual hallucinations in visually impaired patients) by some authors (I).
This phenomenon named as Charles Bonnet Syndrome
(CBS) in 1936 by Georges de Morsier, a neurologist after the name of a Swiss philosopher, naturalist, biologist and writer Charles Bonnet who wrote about his elderly grandfather's experiences of phantom vision in 1796.